Doc Holliday film franchise
A film in the style of Pirates of the Caribbean set in the old western days of American settlement with the gunfighter and tuberculosis sufferer Doc Holliday at its core sounds like a bizarre idea, and yet that seems to be the next film added to the slate of one of the main producers of Transformers.
While I do bear in mind that the one liners used to sell films turn out to be nothing like the final look and feel of the film, they are how the film is sold to a studio and the initial direction of the production, so some credence has to be placed on them.
Even trying to remember that, the opening paragraph describing the film sounds quite out there, and yet Paramount Pictures are going to make The Further Adventures of Doc Holliday based on an action adventure speculative script that Chad St. John has written.
Variety tells us that Lorenzo di Bonaventura is set to produce the film and with the comparison to Pirates of the Caribbean there's obviously an attempt to turn this into a franchise as they describe it as a…
"…a history-based action adventure tale in the vein of Pirates of the Caribbean"
Wow. The idea for the plot is being kept quiet for the moment, but we know that Doc Holliday was Wyatt Earp's friend and is often portrayed in a number of films during Earp's involvement with the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone.
I don't know if the comparison with Pirates is a good one, or a necessary one, and I think it will have the effect of clouding what the film is really about.